It was the final Western Sun Conference meet, and the Lady Knights cross country roster did themselves proud.
With a fourth-place finish, the Lady Knights’ 131 point total tied Glenbard South, but due to sixth runner Shaela Collins (42nd) outpacing GSâ€™s Teresa Witort (46th), KHS got the nod.
Geneva (22), Yorkville (71) and Batavia (76) took the top three.
Finishing in the lower third were Sycamore (133), DeKalb (169) and Rochelle (178).
The effort in the event at Kishwaukee Junior College on Saturday put KHS in decent shape for a prime showing at IHSA Class 2A Regionals hosted by Aurora Central Catholic High School on Saturday.
While Kelly Whitley of Geneva took the crown for the varsity race with a time of 18 minutes, 16 seconds, Andie Strang of Kaneland put herself in the WSC all-conference group with a time of 19:37, good for 13th place.
Freshman Abby Dodis continued her rise at 20:20 (24th place). Teammate Lisa Roberson ran her final WSC race and took 29th at 20:34.
Kelly Evers, running her second WSC race, gave a 31st place effort, at 20:42.